Sterling Ambivalence (sterlingnorth) wrote,
Sterling Ambivalence

Stay Classy, Republican Party of Virginia.

Uploaded to the VA GOP website...

  Sarah Palin Barack Obama
Office being sought Vice President President of the United States and
Leader of the Free World
Full name Sarah Louise Heath Palin Barack Hussein Obama II
Nickname Sarah Barracuda Barry Obama; "The One"
Public opinion Very attractive accomplished mother with a career</font> May be The Messiah
Age 44 48
Children 5: two sons, three daughters 2: two daughters
Evangelical Christian; attends
Juneau Christian Center when in Juneau and grew up attending Wasilla Assembly
of God.
Trinity United Church of Christ for 20 years, a "black liberation
theology" church formerly led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright and governed
according to the Black Value System
Current Job Governor of Alaska Junior Senator from Illinois
Previous Public Jobs Mayor of Wasilla, AK (1996-2002);
President of Alaska Conference of Mayors; City Council member (1992-1996)
State Senator (1997-2004);
Community Organizer
Executive Experience Governor
for 2 years; Mayor for 10 years
Foreign Relations experience Governor of state that borders two foreign
countries (Canada and Russia)
Chaired Senate subcommittee on Europe but never
called it into session; once gave a speech to 200,000 screaming Germans
Military Affairs experience Commander in Chief of Alaska National Guard; Son
is enlisted Infantryman in U.S. Army
Private Sector Experience Sports reporter; Salmon fisherman</fon> Associate at civil rights law firm
Most Courageous Moment in Public
Resigned in protest from
position of Ethics Commissioner of Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
in order to expose legal violations and conflicts of interest of Alaska
Republican leaders, including the former state Attorney General and the State
GOP Chairman (who was also an Oil & Gas Commissioner), who was doing work
for the party on public time and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive
Gave an anti-Iraq war speech to a crowd of
anti-Iraq war demonstrators in Hyde Park in 2002
In Current Office
Upset sitting Governor in GOP
primary due to public support for her efforts to clean up corrupt government
Republican opponent, who was
leading in the polls, was forced to leave race after unsealing of divorce
records exposed a sex scandal
Theme: Change and Clean Government Hope and Change; "Bringing
Change from Outside Washington"
What they've done to live that
Replaced entire Board of Agriculture and
Conservation because of conflict of interest; Resigned from position of
Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in
order to expose corruption among members of own party
Selected 36-year incumbent Senator as running mate
Union affiliation Union member, married to Union member Endorsed by a union
Iraq and Troop
(pre-surge) critical of apparent lack of long-term strategy for Iraq; Visited
wounded U.S. soldiers in Germany; visited AK National Guard soldiers deployed
to Kuwait; Son deploying to Iraq on 9/11/08 as Army infantryman
Gave an anti-Iraq war speech to a
crowd of anti-Iraq war demonstrators; almost visited wounded troops in
Germany, but decided to go shopping in Berlin instead

Bipartisan/"maverick" credentials
Married to a
non-Republican; Exposed corruption within own party; Campaigned for Lt. Gov.
Sean Parnell against corrupt GOP congressman Don Young; Called out Sen Ted
Stevens (R-AK) to "come clean" about financial dealings that are
under fed investigation
Talks about bipartisanship
Legislative Record Passed a landmark ethics reform bill; Used veto to
cut budgetary spending; Prevented "bridge to nowhere" that would
have cost taxpayers $400 million dollars.
Voted "present" over 100 times as IL
state senator
How they dealt with corrupt
individuals in home city/state
Exposed legal violations and conflicts of interest
of Alaska Republican leaders; Campaigned against corrupt GOP Representative;
Ran against and defeated corrupt incumbent governor in GOP primary
Launched political career in home of unrepentant
domestic terrorist Bill Ayers (and still refers to him as a part of
"mainstream Democratic Chicago"; Purchased home with help of
convicted felon Tony Rezko
"Bridge to Nowhere" project; Said Alaska should avoid relying on
federal money for projects; Campaigned against porker Don Young (R-AK) in
2008 primary
federal earmarks for wife's employer and for campaign bundlers
Energy Believes energy independence is a matter of
national security; For drilling in ANWR, which is in her state
Says Americans should "get tune-ups" and
"check tire pressure"; Says "we can't expect the world to be
okay with" our use of heating and air conditioning